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Coach Perkins

Lady Warriors Go 2-2

at NPL Tournament

by Ryan Perkins

January 27, 2020

The Lady Warriors started the Northern Plains League tournament with a win against the Natoma Lady Tigers on Monday night, January 20, at Lincoln High School.  This placed the Lady Warriors in the top 8 teams playing at Lincoln Schools for the week. The Lady Warriors came out with a good start to the game on Monday night. The Lady Warriors built a 12-5 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Warriors got off to a sluggish start to the second quarter with both teams only scoring 5 points each, giving the Lady Warriors a halftime lead of 17-10.  The second half, the Lady Warriors came out of the locker room ready to play on both ends of the floor. Holding the Lady Tigers to only 2 third quarter points while scoring 14 for the home team. The Lady Warriors took a 31-12 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Lady Warriors kept the hammer down outscoring the Lady Tigers 9-4 in the final quarter of play, giving the Lady Warriors there 5th win of the season 40-16. The Warriors made 18 out of 42 shots, shooting 41% from the field.  Leading the scoring for the Lady Warriors was Braya Darnall with 10 & Makenna Comstock with 9, followed closely by Shealynn McMillan with 8 points.  Hana Cool and Athina Liby each contributed 6 and 3 points.  Rael Beals & Te’a Kennedy each had 2 points to round out the scoring for the Lady Warriors.  The Warriors were lead in rebounding by Braya and Shealynn with 5 boards apiece.


On Tuesday, January 21, the Warriors traveled back to Lincoln to take on the Pike Valley Lady Panthers for the second time in 7 days. The Lady Panthers came out and outscored the Lady Warriors 11-10 in the first quarter, the second quarter was also a struggle getting outscored 15-10 giving the Lady Panthers a 26-20 halftime lead.  The Lady Warriors came out in the third quarter working hard on defense, but got outscored 8-7. Making the Lady Panthers lead 34-27 at the end of 3 quarters. The Lady Warriors found themselves to continue uphill being outscored 9-6 in the final period giving the Lady Panthers a 45-33 win.  Leading the way for the Lady Warriors was the Shealynn McMillan scoring 11points and Makenna Comstock scoring 9.  Athina Liby had 7 points. Braya Darnall and Hana Cool each had 3 points each.   Athina and Hana had 4 rebounds.


On Thursday, January 23, the girls played the Rock Hills Lady Grizzles. The Lady Warriors started out the game trailing after the first quarter 9-8. The second quarter, the Lady Warriors decided to start playing, trailing by only 2 points at half 26-24. The Warriors worked really hard in the third quarter to cut the lead to one point 30-29. The final quarter the Lady Warriors tried to made a run, but came up short only to lose the game 43—40. The Lady Warriors battled the entire game. Leading the way were Braya Darnall with 16 points and nine rebounds. Makenna Comstock had 12 points and 4 rebounds, while Shealynn McMillan and Rael Beals added 6 and 4 points apiece. Rounding out the scoring was Te’a Kennedy with 2 points. 



On Friday, January 24, the Lady Warriors took on the Lincoln Lady Leopards for 7th place. The game got off to a slow start. The Lady Warriors gave up 7 points in the first quarter to find themselves trailing 7-4. The Lady Warriors finally woke up and scored 14 point in the second quarter to take an 18-9 halftime lead. The Lady Warriors came out in the third quarter and played great defense to only allow the Lincoln Leopards 1 point, giving the Lady Warriors a 25-10 lead going into the final quarter.  The final quarter was won by the Lady Leopards 13-10 giving the Lady Warriors their 6th win of the season.   Leading the way tonight was Makenna Comstock and Shealynn McMillan with 12 points and 5 rebound each. Braya Darnall and Athina Liby had 5 and 4 points. Athina had 4 rebounds while Braya added another 3.


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